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Arts collective Turf Projects shoot “Time Team” film

Arts collective Turf Projects shoot “Time Team” film

Croydon art collective, Turf Projects are filming a fictional ‘Time Team’ documentary today ahead of the the launch of their Kickstarter project ‘No Turf Unturned’. The group of artists, filmmakers, architects and designers are creating the promotional film to help them raise £5,000 in order to curate a programme of free exhibitions in May this year.…

Boris Johnson “guarantees” Croydon new tram extensions

Boris Johnson “guarantees” Croydon new tram extensions

The tram extension from Croydon to Crystal Palace will be completed by 2020, London Mayor Boris Johnson announced this week. Plans for the extension were proposed by Johnson, at a local meeting held in Selsdon on Tuesday 11 and approved by Transport for London commissioner Peter Hendy on Sunday 16. In…

Croydon Council invests £10m to house struggling families

Croydon Council invests £10m to house struggling families

Croydon Council announced yesterday the investment of £10 million into a property fund that will provide housing for homeless families. The council is teaming up with Broadway Homelessness and Support and fund manager Resonance to accommodate homeless people in around 100 properties. The sum will be invested in Real Lettings,…

Croydon man jailed for series of golf club raids

Croydon man jailed for series of golf club raids

A New Addington man was jailed for three years yesterday for stealing from lockers in golf clubs in 36 raids across 17 counties. Joe McCaughey, 26, of King Henry’s drive, New Addington was found guilty of conspiracy to burgle at Birmingham Crown Court alongside Daniel Lloyd, 43, of the Holwood…

Supermarkets reject initiative to curb street drinking

Supermarkets reject initiative to curb street drinking

Sainsbury’s supermarket is among stores refusing to cooperate with a Croydon Council initiative to curb street drinking. The scheme, first proposed in January this year, would require supermarkets and off-licenses to stop selling beers over 6.5 per cent alcohol. Sainsbury’s branches in the borough are currently still selling high alcohol content…

Labour suspends secretary for filming men urinating

Labour suspends secretary for filming men urinating

A Labour Party secretary and former Croydon Council candidate, who secretly recorded men urinating 30 times in two years, has been suspended. David Christison, ward secretary for West Thornton who stood for Labour in Waddon in 2010, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to two counts…

New phone app makes feasting in Croydon easy

New phone app makes feasting in Croydon easy

A new app launched by two Croydon entrepreneurs enabling users to book restaurants and order food in the borough straight from their mobile phones looks set to go national after a successful first month in operation. Businessmen Mathew Gomes and Hurshkumar Donde created Feast Express, an online food ordering and…

Croydon £25 rebate debate: “Desperate election bribe”?

Croydon £25 rebate debate: “Desperate election bribe”?

Croydon council’s decision to award residents a £25 rebate has described as a “desperate election bribe” by their political rivals. Croydon Conservatives passed a new budget on Monday, which froze the council tax and guaranteed two weeks of rent relief for council tenants. They also committed to a rebate for…

Beloved Croydon cinema set for March reopening

Beloved Croydon cinema set for March reopening

Croydon’s only art house cinema, the David Lean Cinema has reopened after three years of campaigning, with tickets now being sold for its first film showing since April 2011. The cinema, housed in the Croydon Clocktower arts complex, will open on March 27, with a “Croydon premiere” of ‘Basically, Johnny…

Croydon man dies in ski accident after full speed crash into snow cannon on Austrian slope

Croydon man dies in ski accident after full speed crash into snow cannon on Austrian slope

A 23-year-old skier from Croydon has died in Austria after crashing into a snow cannon. Aleksander Owens-Thurston lost control on a high-difficulty slope and flew 40ft through the air, smashing into the arm of the machine. He was not wearing a helmet. A doctor, who was amongst a group of…